Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Date: January 21-23, 2018
Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

2018 OGRAIN Winter Conference

Date: January 26-27, 2018
Location: UW-Madison campus

2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: January 30-February 1, 2018
Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

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The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers: Keeping the Dream of Farming Alive

As older farmers retire, fewer young farmers are stepping in to take their place. The number of beginning farmers dropped 20 percent in the last five-year census period, and the average US farmer now tops 58 years of age. more

CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

CIAS supports innovative graduate student research addressing the challenges faced by small- and medium-sized farms and food businesses. Awarded annually, our competitive mini-grants aid students as they initiate their research in sustainable agriculture and food systems. more

The Middle Way: Metropolitan Foodsheds, Regional Economy and Resilience

Date: March 17, 2016, 4:15-5:15pm

Location: 1153 Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison campus

Posted March 2016

Weston Roundtable Series
Speaker: Michelle Miller, Associate Director of Programs, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

Cities are drivers of complex national and global economies that are operating outside of natural limits in efforts to maximize efficiency, especially labor and energy efficiencies. That is, cities are extractive and unsustainable, especially where food is concerned. Efforts to localize agriculture are not scaled to meet urban needs. Sustainable agriculture and the regional economic infrastructure necessary to move food to market offer a middle way to optimize food system efficiencies and resilience concurrently. What system efficiencies are critical to feeding cities? What are the indicators of food system resilience? How can we optimize them both in a complex adaptive system like our food system?

Coffee, tea and cookies at 4pm

For more information, visit the Weston Roundtable Series web page.